A game of hide-and-seek may explain the case of three Saskatoon nurses who were surrounded by a group of men in a park this week.
In a widely-shared Facebook post, Royal University Hospital nurse Shauna Dugan describes walking through President Murray Park with her co-workers Tuesday night. She claims they were suddenly swarmed by five or six young men dressed in black, who jumped out of the trees.
“We were fortunate enough to get away from them and run to the closest vehicle. This situation very easily could have ended very differently,” Dugan wrote.
Saskatoon police have since contacted a local youth group, who was in the area around that same time playing a “Mission Impossible”-style hide-and-seek game.
“Police believe there is a strong possibility that the two incidents are connected,” reads a statement on their Twitter page.
Dugan’s viral post renewed safety concerns among her co-workers. Campus security services saw twice as many people using the walk-along program Wednesday night after the story surfaced.
Dugan has declined News Talk Radio’s requests for comment.
Investigation into allegations that a woman and two colleagues were “swarmed” by group of unknown persons: pic.twitter.com/zIOTfKmRpW
— Saskatoon Police (@SaskatoonPolice) September 24, 2015